There are currently an estimated 1,871,700 truck drivers in the United States. The truck driver job market is expected to grow by 5.8% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are truck drivers?

CareerExplorer rates truck drivers with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 114,700 truck drivers. That number is based on 108,400 additional truck drivers, and the retirement of 6,300 existing truck drivers.

What’s the supply of truck drivers?

The truck driver industry is concentrated in Texas, California, Florida

Truck Driver job market by state

State Name Employed Truck Drivers
Texas 182,370
California 137,930
Florida 85,390
Pennsylvania 80,810
Ohio 74,310
Illinois 70,920
Tennessee 60,350
New York 58,870
Georgia 56,450
Michigan 55,560
North Carolina 55,430
Indiana 51,830
Wisconsin 48,400
New Jersey 45,650
Missouri 43,600
Virginia 41,150
Iowa 38,110
Minnesota 35,420
Arkansas 32,640
Washington 32,030
Alabama 30,720
South Carolina 27,610
Nebraska 26,540
Massachusetts 25,790
Kentucky 25,210
Oklahoma 24,680
Maryland 23,640
Utah 23,500
Oregon 23,290
Arizona 23,030
Mississippi 22,570
Colorado 21,990
Louisiana 21,190
Kansas 20,410
Connecticut 12,940
Idaho 11,810
Nevada 11,630
West Virginia 11,010
North Dakota 11,000
New Mexico 9,940
Maine 8,800
Puerto Rico 8,130
South Dakota 7,820
Montana 6,420
New Hampshire 6,320
Wyoming 5,910
Delaware 4,110
Vermont 3,370
Hawaii 3,290
Rhode Island 3,220
Alaska 2,640
District of Columbia 510
Guam 280
Virgin Islands 260